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Old 06/12/2012   #11
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One of the problems we've been having has been that several people have been afraid to give us public feedback. But contacting staff privately has its own problems - you have to wait for a staff member to relay your messages to the staff, and then you have to wait for that staff member to get back on and relay the staff discussion back. The purpose of the private feedback forum is to cut out the middleman in this kind of feedback. Staff will be able to see your posts instantaneously, and you won't have to wait for the staff member you PMed to see a response.

I agree that more transparency would definitely be a good thing. When we get our act together (I'll be the first to admit that we have not had things together for the past few days at all) hopefully this will be possible. Right now, however, I'm afraid increasing transparency wouldn't help much - just reveal a staff that can't make up its mind how to deal with any of a number of potentially infraction-worthy posts. Oh, and argues a lot more than it should. The fact that staff responded to a particular post report almost instantaneously and then got yelled at for doing that has pretty much decreased our responsiveness to a crawl. It doesn't help that a number of staff members are MIA either.
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